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LEEPin2019: The LEEP Institute's Meeting of International Excellence in Environmental and Resource Economics



LEEP’s inaugural conference, held on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th June 2019 at the University of Exeter, showcased the very best research at the cutting edge of environmental and resource economics, spread over two days in the run-up to the EAERE annual conference in Manchester. The conference featured plenary sessions from a range of high profile speakers, as well as contributed talks and posters, on a range of topics, using a broad suite of methods.

This conference was organised with the support of EAERE, the Royal Economic Society, University of Exeter Business School and Professor Janice Kay CBE (Provost, University of Exeter).




Keynote speakers included:

  • Stephen Polasky, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Catherine Kling, Iowa State University, USA
  • Paul Ferraro, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Georgina Mace, University College London, UK
  • Ian Bateman, University of Exeter, UK
  • Graham Loomes, University of Warwick, UK
  • Brett Day, University of Exeter, UK
  • Christian Vossler, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Nicholas Hanley, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Roger Von Haefen, North Carolina State University, USA 
  • Richard Carson, University of California, USA


Papers covered a range of topics, including:

  • Mechanism design and Payments for Ecosystem Services
  • Resource management
  • Applied behavioural economics
  • Non-market valuation
  • Spatial and temporal issues, and integrated modelling approaches
  • Economic insights to improve Government policy
  • Applications of a range of methods – including field and laboratory experiments, RCTs and applied econometrics – are encouraged


Through generous sponsorship from EAERE, The Royal Economic Society, University of Exeter Business School and Professor Janice Kay CBE (Provost, University of Exeter), we were able to ensure that there was no conference fee.



Presentations that have been made for download by speakers:

SpeakerTitleDownload Link
Andrew Reeson Testing auction mechanisms for multi-attribute carbon markets Andrew Reeson
Catherine Kling The Social Cost of Water Pollution: Theory and Implications Catherine Kling
Céline Nauges Do Risk Preferences Really Matter? The Case of Input Use in Agriculture Céline Nauges
Chi Man Yip On the Labor Market Adjustments of Environmental Taxes Chi Man Yip
Cristobal Ruiz-Tagle Reducing Air Pollution through Behavioral Change of Wood Stove Users: Evidence from an RCT in Valdivia , Chile Cristobal Ruiz-Tagle
Eleanor Warren-Thomas Protecting tropical forests from the rapid expansion of rubber using carbon payments Eleanor Warren Thomas
Ewa Zawojska

Endogeneity of Self-Reported Consequentiality in Stated Preference Studies 

Ewa Zawojska
Gemma Delafield Where to locate new energy infrastructure? A natural capital approach Gemma Delafield
Georgina Mace Biodiversity conservation and the valuation of nature Georgina Mace
Graham Loomes Eliciting Values for Health and Life when Preferences are… Elusive Graham Loomes
Ian Bateman How to Make Decisions: Contrasting Market, Expert Scenario and Natural Capital Approaches to Land Use Policy Ian Bateman
Ian Bateman LEEPin2019 Opening address and Welcome LEEPin2019 Opening Address and Welcome
Inge van den Bijgaart Renewable energy implementation and fossil stock development Inge van den Bijgaart
Keila Meginnis

Varying the payment vehicle in choice experiments: using non-monetary vs. monetary payments in low income countries

Keila Meginnis
Roger von Haefen Using Onsite Counts to Estimate aMulti-Site, Zonal Travel Cost Model: An Application to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Roger Von Haefen
Stephen Polasky Making Nature Count at Micro to Macro Scales Stephen Polasky
Wiktor Budziński Misspecification of preference heterogeneity structure in hybrid choice models Wiktor Budziński


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